Morgan Stanley poaches Hugh Thomas from J.P. Morgan

J.P. Morgan's head of energy and natural resources for Asia-Pacific, Hugh Thomas, moves to Morgan Stanley in a similar role at a time when deals in the sector seem set to grow.

Morgan Stanley has poached Hugh Thomas from J.P. Morgan. Thomas, who headed the Asia-Pacific energy and natural resources group at J.P. Morgan, joins Morgan Stanley as a managing director in investment banking, with a mandate similar to what he had at J.P. Morgan. Morgan Stanley does not have a head of natural resources position.

Thomas is currently on gardening leave and will join Morgan Stanley towards the end of this year.

J.P. Morgan confirmed that Thomas has resigned, but had...

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